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9th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo 2022 kickstarts in Goa

9th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo 2022 is being organised in Goa till December 11, to provide a global platform for all the stakeholders etc

The 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) was inaugurated in Panaji, Goa in the presence of Union Minister of State for Tourism and Shipping, Ports and Waterways Shripad Naik, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant and Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha. The 9th WAC aims to showcase the efficacy and strength of the AYUSH systems of medicine at the Global level.  

Naik in his address said that the worldwide expansion of Ayurveda has been facilitated by the setting up of a separate Ministry of AYUSH, by the Government of India in 2014. He remarked that when one sees the way AYUSH is rapidly progressing today, one must remember that the seed of this development lies in that decision.

“Our ancestors put Ayurveda in front of the world. ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ has been the spirit of India since the beginning. In 2015, the United Nations decided to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. Now it is benefiting citizens all over the world. The Ayurveda Congress’ activities go a long way in propagating such traditional systems of healing and well-being all over the world”, said Naik.

Chief Minister Dr Sawant thanked the Union Government for hosting the edition of the World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo in Goa. Dr Sawant said that the introduction of the AYUSH visa for AYUSH treatment is a historic decision. The upcoming satellite centre of All India Institute of Ayurveda in Goa will boost Ayurvedic tourism in the state, he added. He informed that Goan students will get 50 per cent reservation in admissions for various courses at the institute.

Kotecha observed that in the last eight years AYUSH has grown tremendously. He stated that by the end of 2022, AYUSH sector will reach $10 billion. He further stated that the contributions of AYUSH to the country’s COVID-19 pandemic management have been immense. He noted that the Ministry of AYUSH executed an impact assessment study and found that 89.9 per cent of the Indian population has relied on AYUSH in some capacity for Covid-19 prevention and treatment.  

The third edition of the ‘Ayushman’ comic book series was also released on this occasion. An MoU was signed between the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and Rosenberg’s European Academy of Ayurveda, Germany to facilitate advanced studies in traditional Indian medicine systems.

9th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo 2022 is being organised in Goa till December 11, to provide a global platform for all the stakeholders, including industry leaders, practitioners, traditional healers, educationists, students, medicine manufacturers, growers of medicinal plants and marketing strategists, for networking and engaging in intellectual exchange to strengthen the Ayurveda sector, envision its future, and facilitate interaction between professionals and consumers to boost Ayurveda commerce. 

Over 4500 participants from all over the world including 400 foreign delegates from 53 countries are participating in the 9th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo. The Arogya Expo is set to witness the participation of more than 215 companies, leading Ayurveda brands, medicine manufacturers and Ayurveda-related educational and Research & Development institutions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the valedictory function of WAC on December 11.




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